Tutorial: make a bouquet to go with your gothic gown

DIY goth bridal bouquet tutorial

Belle Noir and Belle Rogue patterns by Ichigo Black available from Cosplay by McCall’s

If you’re making a gothic gown for your themed wedding, cosplay, or alternative fashion event, you need the right accessories to finish it off. And what could be more appropriate than a matching bouquet? All you need are a few silk flowers and some basic supplies, and you’ll have a gorgeous lasting memento of the occasion. Read on to see how you can create your very own customized floral accessory.

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Introducing Ichigo Black

Ichigo Black gothic gown patterns from Cosplay by McCallsHi everyone! Today we’re celebrating the launch of two spectacular patterns from Ichigo Black. We love how versatile these patterns are; each package has several pieces that you can use together or mix and match to customize your look. Belle Noir includes a wrap top, layered skirt, overskirt, detached sleeves, and fascinator. Belle Rogue has a corset top, tulle skirt with drape, detachable ruffled train, hair accessory, and ruffled cuffs.

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, designer Ichigo Black offers bold, innovative, and daring looks for the bride with a dark side. With designs that all tell a strong story, Ichigo invites you to join her on a unique adventure built for each individual. Don’t settle for what’s accepted, but have fun rewriting the rules to fit your style!

To help you get to know this designer, we asked her a few questions about her background, inspiration, and favorite creations.

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New Corset Patterns from Anachronism in Action, plus a giveaway!

Shapeshifter and Laced corset sewing patterns from Cosplay by McCall's and Anachronism in Action

We love a good corset pattern! Today we’re thrilled to announce two new corset patterns from Anachronism in Action, available exclusively from Cosplay by McCall’s. The SHAPESHIFTER underbust corsets have two different construction options, with bonus tips on working with sequin fabrics. The LACED overbust corset package includes information on creating the lace appliqué embellishments. And you can enter for a chance to win both patterns, plus the other three Cosplay by McCall’s patterns, plus a NEW SEWING MACHINE here!

Anachronism in Action patterns are the creation of designer Kelly Cercone, a celebrated freelance costumer based in Los Angeles. A lover of drama, mischief and rich colors, she can be found sewing and pattern drafting for television, film, theater, music tours and local fashion companies in addition to her own brand. To celebrate the launch of these designs, and help you get to know the designer, we asked her a few questions about her background, inspirations, and favorite techniques.

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